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Is a 1900 series switch good enough to cover the lab exercises for the ccna.
09-06-2009, 03:57 AM
Yeah you should be fine.
01-22-2011, 05:24 PM
Update: January 2011
It's a little dated these days and while it still works like it used to, I'd recommend a $50.00 2950 from ebay or at the very least the $5.00-$15.00 2900XL series to play around with.
01-22-2011, 06:28 PM
I was going to ask about this (CCNA). I've have the following routers:
So for Catalyst's, 2900 series are the ones? And I'll need two of them right?
Third question :) What would be the typically CCNP setup (for forward planning).
01-22-2011, 07:32 PM
The 2950 would be mostly ideal for the CCNA studies.
Moving forward 3550 switches are relatively cheap these days at under $150.00 each or so on buy it now offers on ebay.
I use 3550 switches in my CCIE Lab so for me this works.
For the CCNP at least 2 more 2600s will work nicely. I'd recommend the XM models over the non-XMs and I'd recommend maxing out the DRAM/Flash which usually means ensuring compatability. There is a chip you may need if you are not careful while buying your gear but it is cheap and plentiful enough to come by. No worries there.
Moving forward - 3725 routers might even be a better buy and more forward thinking but at a little heavier cost too but they come with 2 FE interfaces so not too bad and enough DRAM/Flash typically but make sure.
01-22-2011, 07:33 PM
I'd recommend 2 switches for the CCNA.
I'd recommend at least 3 switches for the CCNP/CCIE level of studies. 3 will do for just about everything under the sun but the lab does have 4.
01-24-2011, 01:39 PM
Thanks Darby :)
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